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CLASSIC BOARD GAME NIGHT: Thursday from 5-10 p.m. Boston Pizza Tillsonburg will be holding #NostalgiaNights - a Classic Board Game Night. Gather round for a board game night at Boston Pizza Tillsonburg. Get competitive with those you love (to destroy). Play classic board games from your childhood and introduce your table to the games that got you through many a rainy day. Thanks to Salvation Army for making this evening of fun possible. No tickets necessary! Just reserve a table or show up for dinner and join in on the fun.
WAMPUS KAT: 1 lb wings only $8, 2 lb wings only $15. Fries $2. Carrots, celery & coffee included. Serving 6-8:30 p.m. or until sold out at The Wagner Memorial, Teeterville Legion Branch 526, 3890 Teeterville Road. For more info call the Legion 519-443-5588 or www.teetervillebranch526.webs.com.
JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE SHOW: The World’s Most Authentic ‘Johnny Cash Tribute Show’ featuring Paul Anthony as ‘Cash’ is returning to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153 Tillsonburg, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. Small Town Girls, from Langton, will open the show at 8 p.m. Bar opens at 7:30 p.m. Emcee is Randy Owen. Tickets ($20) available at the Legion office, 16 Durham Street, or call 519-842-5182, or www. ticketscene.ca.
RINGETTE BOTTLE DRIVE: Young ringette players will be ringing your door bells asking for any empty liquor or beer bottles or cans you may have to donate. Door to door pickup begins at 9 p.m. Monetary donations also accepted. Please place empties in a visible spot on your front step. Sorry, no pop cans accepted. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser, and helping us with our season.
HOUGHTON HARVEST FAMILY DINNER & AUCTION: Help us replace our playground equipment at Houghton Public School. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Langton Community Centre. Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner menu - enchiladas, rice, beans, soups. Auction at 7 p.m. (pork and beef products, gift baskets, fire pit, Kitchen Aide mixer, furniture and much more). Tickets $10, children 6-and-under free. Proceeds to help purchase Phase 2 of our new playground equipment. Tickets available at the door, or at the school (Fairground), price includes admission and dinner. Donations for the auction or penny tables appreciated. For more details call Houghton Public School at 519-875-2291.
WHIST PARTY: St. Paul’s United Church Multi-Purpose Room, Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. $10 per person. Cards, fun, refreshments. Come as a single, pair, or team of four. All are welcome! Advance registration preferred but not essential. Register at 519-8428786 or email@example.com.
TILLSONBURG CHRISTIAN MEN’S FELLOWSHIP: Meet Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 a.m. at Community of Christ Church, corner of Eden Line and Culloden Road. All men are invited for a time of fellowship, food and an update of what God is doing. Full breakfast is $7. Freewill offering will be taken to bless those less fortunate. This month’s speaker is Pastor Andrew Klassen!
GOSHEN BAPTIST CHURCH 175TH ANNIVERSARY: Come celebrate Goshen Baptist Church’s 176th Anniversary, Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker Kent Babbey and special music by Denise Haley. All are welcome!
ICS YOUTH CHOIR: Rehearsals begin for a December 1st concert. For youth ages 8-16. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
OTTER VALLEY NATURALISTS: Meet Monday, Oct. 16, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday at the Vienna Community Centre (lower level), 7 p.m. Speaker this month is Ron Allensen of Monarch Landing. Everyone welcome. Memberships $20 single, $25 family. For more info contact president Peter Staley, 519-842-9946.
RUMMAGE SALE: Sponsored by Delhi Catholic Women’s League, Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Hall, 110 Adams Avenue, Delhi. For more information call Madeline Csanyi 582-8212.
BURFORD TRACTOR CLUB: Meet Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield Church, 187 Maple Ave S, Burford. Everyone welcome.
SCRAPBOOKING CARDMAKING DAY: Tillsonburg and Area Optimist Club’s scrapbooking, cardmaking day is Saturday, Oct. 21 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church, 110 Concession Street W, Tillsonburg. Snacks, lunch, drinks provided. Early bird $40 (later $50). Profits toward Childhood Cancer Bravery Beads. Contact Wendy for more information at email@example.com.
HOOKED ON MUSIC: The last concert of this season’s Hooked On Music series will be on Sunday Oct. 22. The Woodstock Choralaires will perform at St. Paul’s United Church in Tillsonburg at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the church office at 519688-0011 or contact Dianne Parnell at 519-688-3280.
HAM AND SCALLOP SUPPER: Otterville United Church, Main Street, Otterville, on Monday, Oct. 23. Serving 5-7 p.m. Prices $16 adults, $5 children 6-12. Free for pre-schoolers.
RED, WHITE & YOUTH: Fundraising banquet for YFC-Youth Unlimited Tillsonburg on Monday, Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m. at North Broadway Baptist Church, 6 North Street East. Tickets $35/person, $250 per table. Come help us celebrate Canada 150 while raising funds for Upper Deck Tillsonburg. For tickets call the Upper Deck 519688-2266 or register online at www. yfctillsonburg.com.
HARVEST TEA: You are invited to a Harvest Tea on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at St. John’s Anglican Church, Tillsonburg (NW corner of Ridout and Bidwell Streets). Tea, dainty sandwiches and sweets will be served from 12-2:30 p.m., with gluten free options. Our building is wheelchair accessible. Tickets $10 at the door. Proceeds to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford, helping those affected by various forms of dementia.
HAM AND SCALLOPED POTATO SUPPER: Thursday, Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m. Eat in (or take out) at Corinth Community of Christ, 54246 Eden Line at Culloden Road. Adults $15, children ages 6-12 $7.50, 5-andunder free.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING DOCUMENTARY: ‘Canada’s Secret Shame.’ A free community event, with sensitive subject matter for 18 years of age and over. Producer of this Canadian documentary is former MP Joy Smith, to educate us all. Founder of the resource, FarmTown Canada in Aylmer, Kelly Franklin, will be available. Learn how it happens and how you can stop it. Documentary shown at Avondale United Church, 60 Harvey St. Tillsonburg on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Light refreshments served.
COURTLAND UNITED CHURCH SMORGASBORD SUPPER: Saturday, Oct. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Adults $17, 12-and-under $7, preschoolers free. Takeout available. Call 519-688-2345 for tickets.
HALLOWEEN DANCE: The Wagner Memorial, Teeterville Legion, 3890 Teeterville Road. Only $10 admission. Entertainment by Krank It Up. Light lunch and costume prizes. Come out for a haunting good time! Tickets available in advance and at the door. For more info call the Legion 519-443-5588 or www.teetervillebranch526.webs.com.
SPRINGFORD BAPTIST CHURCH: Come celebrate with us the 185th anniversary of Springford Baptist Church, Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker is former pastor, Rev. Paul Stade. Music ministry by the Adlington family. Lunch to follow.
CULTUS UNITED CHURCH 145TH ANNIVERSARY: Sunday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Come and listen to an inspirational message by Pastor Ted Smith at the Anniversary Service, special music by Olive Crawford, followed by light refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome.
RUMMAGE SALE: CWL Fall Rummage Sale, Saturday, Nov. 4 at St. Mary’s, Tillsonburg. A great selection of gently used clothing for the entire family. Purses, footwear, coats and so much more. Miscellaneous household items, small furniture, kitchen goods, and bedding, books and toys. Doors are open from 9 a.m. till noon. St. Mary’s church basement, corner of Venison and Rolph Streets, Tillsonburg. Please use the fully accessible entrance at the south east corner of the Church. Thank you for your continued support.
DIY CREATIVE WOODEN SIGN WORKSHOP: The Tillsonburg & Area Optimist Club, in conjunction with Rural Inspirations, presents a DIY Creative Wooden Sign Workshop. We will be providing a choice of 18 different design options. At the event you will receive your wooden board and stencil and the ladies from Rural Inspirations will be instructing you! Go to our Facebook event page Tillsonburg Optimist Club DIY Wooden Sign Workshop to reserve your time slot! Contact us at tillsonburgoptimistclub.com.
CULTUS UNITED CHURCH ANNUAL ROAST BEEF SUPPER: Saturday, November 4 at Port Rowan Community Centre serving from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Adults $15, children 6-12 years $7, preschool free. Take out available. For more information 519-875-2221 or 519983-4319.
SERGEANT WILSON’S AIRFORCE SHOW: The Tillsonburg Senior Centre presents Sergeant Wilson’s Airforce Show on Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Lions Auditorium, Tillsonburg Community Centre. Featuring the original sound of the ‘40s and ‘50s by artists including Vera Lynn, Doris Day and many more. Tickets $15 each, available in advance by calling 688-2520. Reserve yours now!
LIONA BOYD - WINTER FANTASY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Get into the Christmas spirit! Liona Boyd, world renowned classical guitarist, is coming to Tillsonburg to launch her Christmas Tour. Liona’s ‘A Winter Fantasy,’ in concert with Andrew Dolson and Tillsonburg’s own St. Mary’s Children’s Choir, is Friday, Nov. 17 at St. Paul’s United Church. Tickets ($35 including HST) sold at Annandale NHS, Trinkets Gift Shoppe and the Station Arts Centre. For information or tickets call 519-842-2294.
TILLSONBURG OPTIMIST SANTA CLAUS PARADE: Participants gather behind Avondale United Church at 1 p.m. Parade start 2 p.m. Join us in downtown Tillsonburg. Be part of the fun.
MUSICAL CONCERT: Enjoy an “An Evening with Angus” on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Anglican Church, Tillsonburg (northwest corner of Ridout and Bidwell), featuring renowned musician Angus Sinclair performing jazz, classical, mixed, and Broadway music on organ, piano and accordion. Tickets: $15, available Sept. 5 from the church office. Proceeds will support the music program at St. John’s for the Tillsonburg community and surrounding area.
4TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Tillsonburg Legion, 16 Durham Street, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $2 admission, 12-and-under free. Proceeds to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153. Santa Claus will be stopping by at noon before the Optimist’s Christmas Parade. Matteo’s Pizzeria is serving lunch 11:30-1:30 (proceeds to the Legion). Huge penny table, door prizes, dozens of vendors.
LITERACY: Upgrading offered. Difficulty reading or writing? Upgrade your skills for further independence, education and employment. Call Wendy Woodhouse, Multi-Service Centre at (519) 842-9008 ext. 266.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Basic computer, Internet, email class for adults with basic reading and writing skills. This is a very userfriendly program that allows you to learn at your own pace. Adult Literacy and Essential Skills Program at the MSC. Call Wendy at (519) 842-9008 ext. 266.
STATION ARTS CENTRE: A wide variety of programming options are available for adults and teens at ‘The Station.’ Call the Station Arts Centre at 842-6151 or visit their website www.stationarts.ca for more information on in-house groups.
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF OXFORD: Individual support offered, information sessions and support groups in Oxford County for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their family members and friends. For confidential help call the Society at 519-421-2466 or email info@ alzheimer.oxford.on.ca.
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS: Do you have two hours a week to share? Are you interested in providing a meaningful service to those with dementia? Consider becoming a Volunteer Companion with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. For more information visit our website at www.alzheimer.ca/oxford or contact Robyn at 519-421-2466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.